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January 19, 2018

4 Mistakes People Make When Moving in Atlanta

How much more uncomplicated would moving be if we were robots? Lifting and carrying weighty items would be a simple task, and we would have plenty of time to finish the more important moving chores minus stressing out. What are a few of the most common bloopers people make when relocating that can lead to more anxiety? Moving your home can become nerve-racking for many reasons, but here are a few of the most simple items people neglect.

Common Mistake #1: Forgetting a Moving Checklist

Most regularly, people don’t remember to organize their time properly through a household checklist. We must grasp how a checklist aids us. First, it organizes our time so that we spend less time on things that don’t matter to lead to a smooth household move. Second, it helps you to follow through with a plan that takes you from one task into the next. packing - boxing - movingFrequently people get befuddled about the move-related chores they face, but with a checklist, you easily go from one job over into the next. In this way, you do not lose time through mismanagement of your weeks and have to catch up later.

Common Mistake #2: Forget to Amass the Necessary Records and Documents

The time it takes to relocate from one home into the next usually demands a generous allotment of hours and actual effort. The time should not only be turned to one or two tasks but to a bunch of jobs. Often times, people get lost in the beehive of activity and forget several of the less acute items like a failure to transfer their child's school records over to the next educational facility.

In addition, you should assemble all the necessary medical documents to help you register with a new healthcare provider. Other imperative documents you should collect are:

  • Housing
  • Legal
  • Employment
  • Motor vehicle
  • Medical
  • School
  • Moving documents

You should place these documents in a secure area and never hand your most imperative papers to a mover. Alternatively, essential documents should travel with you to your new home.

Common Mistake #3: Forgetting to Pack the Essentials Box

People often neglect to put together an essentials box which contains precious things that they need access to immediately after a move. You don't want to have to look through stacks of boxes to find nothing. A failure to pack a survival kit can lead to slowdowns later. Some of the items you should pack include:

  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries
  • Hand tools
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Dental hygiene products
  • Dish soap

Common Mistake #4: Forgetting to Label All the Packing Boxes

Many people neglect to label their packing boxes or they underestimate the value of locating their boxes when they are needed. Labeling cardboard boxes must be viewed as essential to the packing process because every box looks very similar, which can make it impossible to tell one from the next. Once you have unpacked the boxes to your new house, it can go a long way knowing where each item has been packed. Notably if you have movers taking the boxes, you will not be aware of which room each box has been taken.

These are some of the most common things people neglect when packing up and relocating, and forgetting to do these items can wind up costing you more in extra worry. Even if you decide on a professional mover, such as A-1 Freeman Moving Group, our services take away the chore of moving the boxes, but you still want to keep your valuables organized because you must handle this after the movers are gone. With some organization skills, you can sidestep a lot of anxiety and have a trouble-free move…. even if you are not a robot.
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The Mickelson Family
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